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Prediction: St Mirren vs Aberdeen

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 24 Jan 2022

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: 888sport

While there may be an international break right around the corner, that doesn’t mean domestic football is going to be slowing down over the course of the next few days. There are plenty of games for fans across many nations to sink their teeth into and today, we’re going to take a look at a Scottish Premiership grudge match between strugglers St Mirren and underachievers Aberdeen.

St Mirren

St Mirren will want to ensure their survival before thinking about any plans for the future, but one of their biggest issues during the campaign has been their inability to turn draws into wins. Ten of their 10 games have ended in the points being shared with just four wins to their name, emphasising the club’s need to get over that mental hump.

Team News

The only major injury concern right now is Conor McCarthy who is listed as doubtful.

Aberdeen

For so many years Aberdeen were viewed as the “bridesmaid” to the dominant forces of Celtic and Rangers, so when that bond was essentially broken, many expected them to rise up and start making waves once again. It hasn’t quite worked out that way and this season, they’ve been unable to find a consistent footing; leaving them quite far behind the top two’s pace.

Team News

Devlin and Watkins are both fitness worries ahead of the visit to St Mirren but outside of that, the visitors should have a clean bill of health.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting in early December, Aberdeen beat St Mirren 4-1.
  • St Mirren have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games.
  • Aberdeen have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
  • St Mirren have scored six goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
  • Aberdeen have scored 11 goals and conceded four in their last six games.

Conclusion

While Aberdeen may have been scoring for fun in the reverse fixture, we don’t anticipate seeing the same thing happen again with St Mirren drawing on the strength of their home crowd advantage. It’s likely to be a pretty sloppy game with a lot of “unforced errors” between both sides but ultimately, we’ll be treated to an entertaining – if unremarkable – clash that ends in a 1-1 draw.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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